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["Sunbeam" train leaving Dallas]

Description: In an era of rapid transit in Texas the Southern Pacific's advertisements cited the "Sunbeam" trains - modern streamliners - as the apex in luxury and speed between Dallas and Houston - an elapsed time of four hours and twenty-five minutes. This view portrays the "Sunbeam" train No. 14 southbound headed by Engine No. 651 - a streamlined Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive - rolling out of Dallas Union Station, enroute to Houston on the afternoon of October 5, 1952.
Date: October 5, 1952
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.

[The "Hustler" entering Dallas]

Description: Southern Pacific's the "Hustler" train No. 15 northbound, headed by Engine No.650, a streamlined type 4-6-2 locomotive, entering Dallas Union Station on its run from Houston. The train is passing under the electric street railway viaduct (destroyed in the late 1950s) which spanned the railroad tracks and crossed over the Trinity River. Electric street cars to and from Oak Cliff and Interurban cars of the Northern Texas Traction Company and Texas Electric Railway used this double track facility.
Date: 1951~
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.

[Union Station in Dallas]

Description: One of the nation's finest railroad terminals: Dallas Union Station which is served by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, known as Amtrak, and soon to be served by commuter trains, operating between Dallas - Fort Worth and other North Texas points. The station is owned by the City of Dallas and represents an investment and modernization aggregating fifteen million dollars.
Date: September 1968
Creator: Freeman, G. Robert

["Texas Zephyr" leaving Dallas]

Description: Fort Worth and Denver (Burlington) Railway's "Texas Zephyr" train No. 2 northbound, headed by Engine No. 551, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, departing from Dallas enroute on its legendary journey via Fort Worth to Wichita Falls, Amarillo, Trinidad, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and Denver. Spanning a period of more than sixty years, dating from the "Gay Nineties", this was the most popular rail route connecting Colorado and Texas points.
Date: 1948~
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.

[Southern Pacific train passing through Dallas]

Description: Observe this rare specimen of steam motive power: Southern Pacific's Engine 741, a Mikado, type 2-8-2 locomotive, Train No. 155, heading a passenger train of two cars passing through Belt Junction in Dallas on June 22, 1952. Train 155 was a mixed freight and passenger train from Beaumont, Texas, which having dropped off its freight cars at Fox siding, out of sight just behind the coach, will continue to Union Terminal to deliver its passengers and express. The freight cars left at Fox would then be picked up by the Miller Yard switch engine and sorted for delivery in the yard. Engine 741 was one of fifty-seven of the Mk-5 class engines normally assigned to the train when it ran heavy.
Date: June 22, 1952
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.

["The Sunbeam" at Dallas Union Terminal]

Description: Southern Pacific Railroad's "The Sunbeam" engine No. 650, a type 4-6-2 locomotive, at Dallas Union Terminal in 1950. Streamlined steam locomotive No.650 has been serviced and coupled to its train. When the number 13 is placed into its train indicator atop the boiler it will be ready to depart "On the Advertised" at 5:00PM as The Sunbeam.
Date: 1950
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.

[Southern Pacific locomotive arriving in Dallas]

Description: Locomotive No. 620 one of the P-6 class "protection" engines kept under steam at Ennis, substitutes for one of the three streamlined P-14 engines (650, 651,or 652) normally assigned to bring The Hustler, Train No. 15 into Dallas in 1949. The Southern Pacific was in direct competition with the FW&D in Texas at the time and the Dallas/Houston route's schedule had to be protected against engine failures. One engine was kept with steam up at Ennis and another at Hearne for just such emergencies.
Date: 1949
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.